Shanahan turned down Snyder for HC job.


I don’t like the funny business that comes with sources spilling the beans on what is going on in a sports organization. Chris Mortensen is the primary reason considering all of the stories he’s “broken wide open” that turn out to be a crock of completely unsubstantiated claims, but something does tell me this source may be correct.

Fanhouse is currently reporting that Mike Shanahan was offered the job to coach the Washington Redskins, but turned down owner Daniel Snyders offer, citing that there was “little he could do in the middle of the season for them and that changing coaches during the season in the NFL rarely works.” The source does not say an off season hiring of Shanahan is out of the question.

Snyder has loved to make changes at the head coaching position during his regimes time in Washington with five different head coaches (six counting interim coaches). Shanahan will undoubtedly be pursued in the off season and ME THINKS he will be hired.

The source goes on to talk about Jim Zorn saying:

“We are trying to give Jim every chance to turn it around. The move to [bring in offensive consultant Sherm] Lewis is to take more off Jim’s plate, especially the play-calling, because it is not working, and that is where Jim is spending much of his time. Now he can coach the entire team. Let’s see where that gets us.”

It’s really become pathetic that Zorn has even decided to stick around in Washington considering his castration of the play calling duties. The organization knows the end is near, but do not want to sever ties immediately, which I found extremely pathetic.


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